Not many people had a bigger year in entertainment than Pharrell Williams in 2013. The 40-year-old producer/rapper/singer/songwriter/fashion designer was everywhere this year, from award shows, covering magazines, hits all over the charts, scoring music for movies, and many business ventures outside of music. Pharrell composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me and he has worked with almost nearly everyone in the industry from Miley Cyrus, Frank Ocean, Daft Punk, T.I., Solange Knowles, Mac Miller, Robin Thicke, Kanye West. Pharrell appeared alongside T.I. on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines". The song has been a worldwide hit, has peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Pharrell's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Plus Pharrell released the first 24-hour music video to his Despicable Me 2 collaboration song, "Happy". With all of these accomplishments in 2013, GQ recognized Pharrell as one of their 5 people selected for the “Man of the Year” cover, which is well deserved.
I swear Rihanna can't go anywhere around the world without getting into some type of trouble. Remember she was in Thailand and got some guys arrested because she took a picture with an endanged animal? Well now, according to EURweb, Rih Rih got tossed out of a Mosque. She was at Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque and was posing for pictures and apparently it was considered rude for the "sanctity" of the site. Yeah, it was disrespectful, but hey, at least she had on clothes this time! According to EURweb, the mosque statement said Rihanna was in an area that is normally off limits and the photo-session violated rules “status and sanctity of the mosque.” Let's see what other controversy she will cause while on her tour.